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Assessment of existing global financial initiatives and monitoring aspects of carbon sinks in forest ecosystems – The issue of REDD

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  • Westholm, Lisa

    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Henders, Sabine

    (Centrum för klimatpolitisk forskning, CSPR)

  • Ostwald, Madelene

    (Centrum för klimatpolitisk forskning, CSPR)

  • Mattsson, Eskil

    (Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Göteborg University)

Abstract

The objective of this report is to explore the topic of carbon sinks in forest ecosystems, focusing on the issue of REDD. The report covers different angles: i) an overview of existing financial and methodological initiatives that currently invest in preparation and capacity building of potential REDD host countries, but also in REDD pilot projects, ii) the preparedness of potential host countries (Bolivia, Cameroon, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka) to establish baselines and implement a REDD system that contributes to sustainable development, and iii) the funding structure and channels of a major investor country (Norway). The focus of our analysis lies on two REDD-related issues; baseline establishment and sustainable development.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 373.

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Length: 107 pages
Date of creation: 19 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0373

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Keywords: REDD; deforestation; climate change; baseline;

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  1. Erik Olbrei & Stephen Howes, 2012. "A Very Real and Practical Contribution? - Lessons from the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership," Development Policy Centre Discussion Papers 1216, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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